Job Opportunities

Akiva School is always looking for motivated and innovative staff for our school.  If you are interested in a job opportunity at Akiva School, please send your cv to careers@akivaschool.com.

Akiva School is currently looking for:

  • Executive Assistant to the Head of School
  • Director of Student Culture and Conduct
  • French teachers

Executive Assistant to the Head of School – August 2019

Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, Operations and finance, the full-time Executive Assistant to the Head of School will provide consistent and professional support to the Head of School, to the Assistants Head of School, as well as working together with the office team to ensure the smooth running of the office and school.

The Executive Assistant to the Head of School will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Acting as liaison for the Head of School with the school community.
  • Managing the Head of School’s calendar, and makes all necessary arrangements for the organization, preparation and follow-up of all aspects of meetings.
  • Ensuring that the Head of School is always up to date with all incoming information or engagements.
  • Screening and directing phone calls or visits for the Head of School.
  • Drafting letters for signature or communication based on notes or other direction given.
  • Acting as a liaison, organizes meetings and the communication for all Board committees and sub-committees, organizes meetings and communication.
  • Acting as a liaison to the Ministry of Education and other associations on behalf of the Head of School.
  • Maintaining agenda topics, status lists and takes minutes as needed.
  • Maintaining a sense of teamwork and positive tone among school office staff.
  • Providing executive support to the Assistants Head of School.
  • Providing administrative support for school-wide administrative needs
  • Performing other duties as requested.

Qualities of candidates:

  • Provides confidential, consistent and professional support to the Head of School,
  • Possessing excellent organizational, writing, and an ability to anticipate the needs of the office.
  • Takes initiatives in order to ensure that the Head of School is always ahead of the game and efficient.
  • Has the ability to work with a wide range of individuals and to interact cheerfully and professionally with the public.
  • Is proficient in using Microsoft Office and Google docs are a must
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Coba are an assets
  • Experience as a corporate Executive Assistant desirable

Director of Student Culture and Conduct – School Year 2019-2020

Reporting to the Assistant Head of School – Principal, the Director of Student Culture and Conduct will oversee all matters involving student culture & conduct.  In collaboration with the School Counsellor, Learning Services Coordinator, Language Coordinators, and teaching staff, the role of the Director of Student Culture and Conduct is to optimize the school climate by creating and supporting positive student comportment.

 The Director of Student Culture and Conduct’s responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Promote the professional and academic growth of staff in regard to classroom management
  • Work with teachers to develop classroom rules and structures
  • Develop and foster a sense of pride and respect for the school’s 5 promises
  • Collaborate, problem solve and communicate effectively with parents, teachers and administration
  • Creation of behaviour plans with specific goals and strategies for individual students
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a systematic program that increases positive student comportment
  • Coordinating with the Learning Services Coordinator and Guidance Counsellor to guide the teaching staff with strategies for student integration
  • Meet with individual students and groups of students to resolve issues of conduct as they arise
  • Consistently observe students in the classroom and in all non-structured settings
  • Take a leadership role in guiding students in appropriate behavioural interactions in all structured and unstructured settings
  • Consistently meet with students to address specific behavioural concerns
  • Meet with parents to discuss student behavioural challenges
  • Respond to disciplinary issues
  • Oversee student comportment in extracurricular activities and on field trips
  • Oversee attendance and punctuality
  • Promote a climate in which students can develop self-regulation
  • Respond quickly and effectively to crises and communicate with administration, staff and parents
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism

 Qualifications

  • 5 Years of leadership experience in a school setting
  • Academic/profession degree in education, social work, psychology or related field
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent Problem-solving & critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Administrative and organizational skills
  • An ability to uphold rules and regulations while tolerating ambiguity
  • Understanding of developmental stages of behaviour
  • Ability to elicit natural and meaningful consequences

French teachers – school year 2019-2020

Qualifications requises:
Démontre une compréhension du QEP
Baccalauréat en enseignement primaire
Brevet d’enseignement ou permis d’enseigner
Excellente maîtrise de la langue française

Profil recherché:
Démontre une compréhension du QEP
Fait preuve de professionnalisme et de rigueur;
Démontre un grand sens de l’engagement;
Fait preuve d’ouverture et de souplesse;
Démontre un intérêt d’amélioration continue de sa pratique